Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 400 international art publications, including periodicals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins

Art Index Retrospective

International journals in all genres of visual art. Includes journals published between 1929 to 1984.

Arts & Humanities Citation Index

Arts & Humanities Citation Citation Index is a multidisciplinary index covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities. It fully covers 1,160 of the world’s leading arts and humanities journals, and it indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 6,800 major science and social science journals.


ARTStor contains over one million images. You can access ARTStor by going to the CSU library website and selecting ‘Articles and Databases’.  The images are available in high resolutions and can be directly downloaded into PowerPoint. Contact the Wold Resource Center if you need help with ARTStor.

Getty Research Institute

Is located in the Getty Center in Los Angeles. It publishes a number of electronic resources that aid research in the visual arts.

–The Getty Vocabulary Program includes the Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT), Cultural Objects Name Authority (CONA), Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN), and Union List of Artist Names (ULAN).

Getty Provenance Index which holds records of collections, auction sales and other information for researching the art market and the object provenance.

Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture Oxford Reference

The most current and comprehensive reference resource for the visual arts of the Classical period.

Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

Covers thousands of years of decorative arts production throughout western and non-western culture.


An interdisciplinary archive of over 600 journals in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Oxford Art Online

Oxford Art Online is updated daily. Provides access to the entire text of The Dictionary of Art (1996, 34 vols.) with annual additions of new material and updates to the text, plus extensive image links.

Project Muse

A multi-disciplinary database of full text scholarly journals and e-books in both humanities and social sciences. Most journals covered are up to date. Can be used as complementary to JStor as the latter covers mostly archival issues.